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Military Families To Benefit From Childcare Support
Military Families To Benefit From Childcare Support
NEWS

Serving personnel across the UK will be entitled to free wraparound childcare from September as part of new measures announced today by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.

Pall-Ex goes Gold with coveted Ministry of Defence recognition
Pall-Ex goes Gold with coveted Ministry of Defence recognition
NEWS

Pall-Ex has achieved the rare honour of an Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award from the Ministry of Defence for its support of the Armed Forces community.

Royal Marine Commando turns intrusion analyst
Royal Marine Commando turns intrusion analyst
ARTICLES

Former Royal Navy Mechanical Engineer turned Royal Marines Commando, Rich Barratt, was one of 30 ex-military personnel who took part in SaluteMyJob’s eight-week course to train him as a cyber ‘penetration tester’ …

My digital transition
My digital transition
ARTICLES

With 14 years in the Royal Air Force and another 9 in the Army under her belt, Lisa Berry, 49, left the Forces in 2015 after just short of 24 years’ service. With her transferable skills augmented by industry-specific qualifications courtesy of CNet Training, she is now working as a network design engineer. In this special Q&A, she tells QUEST why she is keen to encourage other Service leavers to follow suit – particularly other women …

Men unlocks his cyber dream
Men unlocks his cyber dream
ARTICLES

British Army veteran Menbahadur (Men) Gurung has secured his cyber security dream role with the help of SaluteMyJob’s training courses for military veterans …

Female veteran? A career in cyber security could be calling you …
Female veteran? A career in cyber security could be calling you …
ARTICLES

In this special feature from innovative cyber security educator CAPSLOCK, we find out what’s behind its aim to encourage female Service leavers (and of course Service leavers in general) to identify cyber security as a viable option when they are considering a new career pathway …

Digital skills in demand!
Digital skills in demand!
NEWS

A pioneering new pilot project has been launched that aims to tackle the UK’s digital skills shortage by drawing on the talents of Service leavers to fill skills gaps in areas such as cyber security operations, project management and engineering …

NHS staff can help more ex-Forces patients change their lives through employment support
NHS staff can help more ex-Forces patients change their lives through employment support
NEWS

NHS staff can help more ex-Forces patients change their lives through employment support

Business bosses hiring veterans in their droves!
Business bosses hiring veterans in their droves!
NEWS

Charity Reports 47% Increase In Job Opportunities For Veterans And Launches Historic Film This Armed Forces Day To Celebrate

Ex-service personnel helping to transform Companies House
Ex-service personnel helping to transform Companies House
NEWS

With its head office located just a few short yards from The Royal Welsh’s Regimental Headquarters at Maindy Barracks in Cardiff, Companies House has always been supportive of the armed forces.

Transition trauma? Turn here for help
Transition trauma? Turn here for help
ARTICLES

According to Veteran’s Gateway, transition can feel like the biggest burst of ‘life admin’ you’ll ever experience, but starting to plan as soon as possible will smooth the way. Thankfully, the Veterans’ Gateway team is on hand to help you – and your family – with advice and support …

Put your skills in the spotlight
Put your skills in the spotlight
ARTICLES

Shining a light on the many transferable skills – ‘soft’ as well as technical – you can demonstrate thanks to your military career will help you in your quest to secure work, says Claire Withey, an Associate Solicitor in the Military Claims Team at specialist law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp …

The Speaker of the House of Commons has called for more military veterans to work at the Palace of Westminster
The Speaker of the House of Commons has called for more military veterans to work at the Palace of Westminster
NEWS

In an exclusive interview with Forces News, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, who is an Honorary Colonel, said there is a range of jobs available in the Palace of Westminster and he wants the number of ex-forces personnel working in Parliament to return to the levels seen many years ago.

Why you should consider the data centre industry
Why you should consider the data centre industry
ARTICLES

If you are looking to plan your resettlement soon, here’s why considering a career in the data centre industry should be firmly on your agenda …

The new collaboration delivering career opportunities to the ex-Forces community
The new collaboration delivering career opportunities to the ex-Forces community
NEWS

As part of its enduring commitment to support the Services community into employment, RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity has signed a three-year agreement with Amazon Global Military Affairs to boost the multinational tech giant’s military recruitment strategy in the UK

Take charge of your transition
Take charge of your transition
ARTICLES

How can you approach your resettlement and transition journey in a successful and positive way? ‘The best and most practical advice I can offer is this: ask for help,’ says Ahmed Al-Nahhas, head of the military claims team at London-based law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp. And he’s here with some sound advice on how to do just that …

A pandemic success!
A pandemic success!
ARTICLES

John Burfield’s new business has taken him from Armed Forces to award-winning businessman in the space of just two (very extraordinary) years …

Does your future lie in digital infrastructure?
Does your future lie in digital infrastructure?
ARTICLES
Join CNet’s next half-day virtual briefing on 12 May to find out …
White lies? Don’t do it!
White lies? Don’t do it!
ARTICLES
You can’t get away with the odd porky on your CV any more, says author and careers advice expert, Edd Williams. Here he shares his extensive experience of working on more than 100,000 CVs, in light of findings that revealed three in five employers have rejected candidates for lying on their CVs …
Unlock your housing options
Unlock your housing options
ARTICLES
When it comes to buying or renting a property, whether or not you’re a first-timer it’s never too early to start planning where you’re going to live on leaving – and, more to the point, how you’re going to pay for it! Luckily there’s a lot of help available – financial and otherwise – to aid your preparations …

Resettlement Training Courses See all

NuYew | Computing & IT
The Nuyew Tech Academy has been launched to inspire the next generation of Tech talent and provide 1st Class Education and Employment Support to anyone looking to enter the Tech Industry.
International, Nationwide
Pegasus Training | Personal trainer
Based in Glasgow (Scotland), Pegasus Training offers a wide variety of fitness-based training courses to equip you with the skills needed to be successful within the dynamic and exciting health & fitness industry.
Scotland
Train4All Construction & Engineering Academy | Building Trades
Train4All Construction & Engineering Academy – Start building your next future Being a specialist provider of training for the Construction and Engineering industry with over 200 current enrolments, Train4All are now one of the leading providers delivering training to learners and employers across the Southwest and beyond. Train4All have a large Academy in Somerton, Somerset and in collaboration with Vistry Partnerships, have 3 live on-site Construction Skills Academies located in Alphington in Exeter, North Prospect in Plymouth and Redruth in Cornwall.
South West
G4S Canine Security Services | Close Protection
G4S is the world’s largest security supplier. The canine division is based just outside London and supports professional deployments across the UK and beyond with specialist training and dog/handler teams.

Latest Jobs See all

Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy | FranchisingLocksmith
Join the UK’s leading and largest Locksmith community, for a profession which has variety, flexibility and most importantly the luxury to design your own career.
Keytek
Joint Force Development JFD | Facilities Management Project ManagementLogistics & Distribution Management and LeadershipSecurity
There are a broad range of exciting opportunities, within Joint Force Development (JFD)
Joint Force Development Reserve
The Development Initiative Ltd | Logistics & Distribution Management and Leadership
TDI was established in 2005 and provides a range of explosive threat mitigation and mine-action related services to multinational companies, and governmental and non-governmental organisations.
The Development Initiative Ltd

University See all

University of Hull | Health & Safety
Founded in 1927, the University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. As England’s 14th-oldest university, we have a proud heritage of academic excellence, and a history of creating and inspiring life-changing research.
Yorkshire and Humber

Nuyew